Divorce Questions & Answers

Q: My ex told me we were divorced and I married my 2nd husband in Michigan, am I a bigamous? What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

I am assuming your first divorce was never completed. If so, you need to get formally divorced first to be lawfully married. Depending on where you are living, bigamy may require some intent and notice thus a prosecution for such is unlikely.
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Q: Im a international student, Can i filled a divorce in NY with my spouse absence.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and International Law for New York on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

You can file a divorce if you reside in NY. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: file a divorce, my question is i want to see a counselor before submiting it, i dnt have $ to affort what can i do??

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

You can file without a lawyer. See: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1033.htm

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Q: I have been separated for 20 years, no kids or anything that attached us together. I do not know where she leaves. Cali

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

You can petition the court to serve her via publication. The time of litigation depends on how contested it is - so it might take months or years. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law:...
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Q: 22 yrs ago my husband & I divorced (Ohio). Our only asset was a home we owned together. It was an abusive...

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

It is unlikely, but you can use the Find a Lawyer tab to advise you.
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Q: if my wife abandoned me 14 years ago with no corresponding how can i get a divorce. ive tried to find her

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for New York on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

This can be a problem, but is not without a remedy. You can begin an action by filing a Summons with Notice (with New York's "Automatic Orders" included) with the clerk in your county of residence, and the purchase of an index number ($210). Either after or before, you can also bring a motion asking the court to give you permission to serve the papers by, for example, publication in the local papers available in the vicinity of her last known address. Once done according to the court's...
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Q: I want to divorce my husband& would like to know what my rights are.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

You really need to meet with an attorney who handles both matrimonial law and immigration law.
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Q: i have a question my husband got a divorce from his ex wife he had to have her evicted from the home do to mental

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

You can only agree to buy her out if she will be willing to make that agreement with you. You would probably benefit from using a qualified family law attorney to help you try to settle this issue.
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Q: Married 21 years & divorce in June of 1999. X passed April 20, 2016. Name Fidelity Beneficiary. Fidelity states not.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

Your question, as it reads, cannot be properly answered in this Forum. Consult with an attorney in person and tell him or her ALL of the facts of your situation, and give the lawyer the benefit of reading your Judgment for Dissolution.
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Q: I live in TN and my husband lives in FL. What do we need to do in order to get divorced?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

Start by filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in the Florida county where your husband and son reside. It cannot be a simplified dissolution because you have a minor child. Although you and your husband do not want child support, it is required. No way around it. Feel free to call to further discuss your concerns. Good luck.
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Q: If my wife and I agree to split assets by what we've always to define as mine and hers

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

Depending on the length of the marriage and several other important factors such as age, education, income, health, ability to attain future assets, whether there are children and conduct and the existence of a marital partnership, such a split may be deemed to be unreasonable by the Court despite the apparent acquiescence of the party to receive the smaller share of the marital estate.
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Q: Hello, my ex wife is threatening to take me back to court to enforce college expenses,

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

There are many factors to consider when determining each parent's obligation to contribute to college expenses, and these are best discussed, in person, with an attorney who can learn all of the facts of your particular situation. However, to answer just the questions you asked, full discovery is allowed in these cases. If you had remarried, they could look at your new wife's income and financial wherewithal to determine how much you should pay. You have not remarried, so your girlfriend's...
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Q: How can I get help filling out divorce papers

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

Check with your local domestic relations court. Some courts have legal clinics in which local attorneys volunteer to assist with documents. Some law schools also have clinics. You also can use the Find a Lawyer tab to call around to local divorce attorneys. You can divorce your spouse even without knowing his address by publishing notice of the divorce in the paper, but you will need some assistance in doing that and there are some costs involved.
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Q: Hello, My dad just sent my mom divorce papers from after he abandoned her in Rome ny, very low income is there help

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New York on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

She may access self-help resources at her local law library or on the NY courts website. She may be able to file for child support against him in NY and possibly for spousal support. See: https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/family/spousalSupport.shtml

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Q: I have a lawsuit and my soon to be ex daughter in law is getting advice from my law firm that's has my lawsuit

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Personal Injury for New York on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

This may qualify as a conflict of interest, and you can notify the firm of your concerns. You may also potentially file a motion to disqualify opposing counsel, if relevant. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the...
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Q: The state of New York decides its previous 30-year acknowledgement of a class of economic partnership was a mistake.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Divorce and Constitutional Law for New York on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

Your facts are vague. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice;...
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Q: The engagement ring

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for California on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

See my answer to your identical question. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: Engagement ring

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for California on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

It seems to have been a gift, and therefore arguably belongs to you: I see no basis for his suit, given these details. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal...
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Q: Receiving inheritance , divorcing , and buy a home

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

If you stop making payments on a home, the home can be acquired by the bank as collateral under the foreclosed mortgage. As for deficiency judgments, see: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/deficiency-judgments-after-foreclosure-california.html

As for removing your name from the mortgage, I see no way to do this without a refinancing of the mortgage. You may consider a short sale or a deed-in-lieu if there's enough equity in the house.

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Q: Spouse filed for divorce in Calif but did not provide the court with accurate info as to my whereabouts. Record shows 2

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

If you're not served with papers, you can object to the filings and require proper service. It may be best to not evade service and rather to reach out to the party and/or their attorney to acquire a copy of the filings and notify them of your address for service so that you can properly respond to the case. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials,...
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